AFOS Academy 2023

October 9-10, 2023

Find all the meeting info here!


We are excited to be back in New Orleans, LA just prior to the American Academy of Optometry meeting. 

Early Bird Registration NOW open for the 2023 AFOS meeting October 9-10th at the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans.

We have secured a special package that allows you to register for both the AFOS meeting and the American Academy of Optometry meeting (AAO) at one bundled rate.  To register go to the Academy website and choose the AFOS/AAO Bundle.

Register Today!


When AFOS Meeting will begin on Monday, October 9 and run through the day on Tuesday, October 10 followed by the AAO Meeting October 11-14, 2023.
Where The 2023 AFOS Meeting will be held at the InterContinental on Oct 9-10. The AAO Meeting will be at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
  • Excellent COPE CE Targeted for Military, PHS/IHS, VA & Federal ODs, Residents, and Students
  • AFOS Awards Program
  • AFOS Grand Rounds Presentations
  • State of the Art Exhibit Hall
  • Excellent Hands on Workshops
  • Member Appreciation Reception
  • Camaraderie with fellow service colleagues 
  • Service Chief break-out sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase with great raffle prizes!


Meeting Dress Requirements

* Air Force:  Service Dress for both meetings. Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

  • Air Force members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

* Army: ASUs or AGSUs for both meetings. Civilian attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.

  • Class A – day 1 of both meetings; presenting lectures and/or posters; formal events (i.e. receiving award(s), induction into the Academy, etc…)
  • Class B – all other days of attendance except travel days and noted above
  • Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* Navy:  Khaki’s or Service Dress Blues for both meetings (sweater or Eisenhower jacket is authorized with Blues unless presenting). Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.
* PHS/IHS:  Service dress blues for both meetings. Business casual approved for travel days.
  • USPHS members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* VA:  Business professional 
* Civil Service & GS:  Business professional



Exhibit Hall

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** Important information regarding making your Hotel Reservations **

InterContinental New Orleans

We will be hosting our meeting at the InterContinental New Orleans and have secured a government-rate room block for our attendees.

After you register for the AFOS/AAO Meeting through the AAO website, you should receive an email confirmation.  Within that confirmation email there should be a link to make a hotel reservation.  Make sure to click on the "AFOS Government Rate" block. 

If you do not receive the link in your registration receipt email or are having difficulties making your hotel reservation, please contact  Dr. Wright

Government Rate is currently $158 but will be updated later this year.


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